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MSNBC
Nov 25, 2009 12:00am EST
job, the president should be aware the jobs people are worried about in the united states are getting people back to work. we have 15 million people out of work. our priorities are skewed here. we have things to take care of her at home. why are we worrying about afghanistan? why are we escalating in afghanistan? it's not defensible, not connected to our national security and it really raises questions about the extent of the pentagon's influence on the administration. >> why do you think the president is doing it? many people thought the president came from the same side of the tracks that you're on, generally speaking, in terms of the limits of u.s. power in the world and the need to rejoin the world community and not to be hawkish. what do you make of his decision? why do you think he moved that direction? >> well, i think it's going to be a tough one to defend. and you're right about the -- we've seen the limits of u.s. coercion, and this government in afghanistan is a corrupt government. everyone knows that. sooner or later, the kind of consensus government which afghanis
MSNBC
Nov 24, 2009 12:00am EST
roll to have the same kinds of plans we have in the united states senate. i have a bill right now that i plan to offer as an amendment if the -- if the situation occurs that i can. and i would like to see health care reform. i ran on health care reform, and i would love to see appropriate health care reform occur. >> well, here's the problem. 39 republicans, including you, voted unanimously friday night not even to bring up the health care reform bill, and your party has been in power many years with reagan and later with george w. bush. you have controlled both houses of congress, and never did you do health reform. and now you go out there and complain and vote unanimously against the democrats, even bringing the bill up for debate. how can you defend your party, your party, on health reform when they never have done anything? >> well, i'm just -- i can only speak for myself, chris. >> well, you can't. you voted with your party. are you a republican, sir? >> yeah. >> well, your party. explain its positions over the years. over your years your party keeps waiting for the democrat
MSNBC
Nov 20, 2009 12:00am EST
now. let me show you a new poll that just came out about the president of the united states. i find this confounding. it's a public policy poll. it's done by a democratic pollster. here's the number, 52% of republicans nationwide think a.c.o.r.n., the welfare group, stole the election for president obama, versus 27% who think he won it legitimately. your party is so tough on obama that a majority of them told a pollster that a.c.o.r.n. is competent enough as an organization to steal a presidential election and give it to the democrat. what do you view -- is this about a psyche out there that people are mad at the guy and willing to say, yeah, they stole it? even a.c.o.r.n. did it? what's going out there in the minds of people? >> i wouldn't invest a lot of money based on what that poll says. i did see a poll today or had one discussed with me that said the president that 73% of people of the united states find the president likable or think he's a nice person. >> 74%, yeah. >> but 40% agree with him. and i find both of those numbers very realistic. people want our president to succe
MSNBC
Nov 20, 2009 7:00pm EST
united states senate. votes on whether to let debate on the health care reform bill begin. the republicans are all voting nay. if the democrats can't get 60 votes, that's it. it's over. it looks like they can do it. health care leaves the senate station. the top of the show tonight. >>> plus president obama has his chin out on just about every hot issue out there. health care, terror trials, job losses, even the breast cancer report. he is exposed and vulnerable. liz positively numbers are dropping. is he just too darned intellectual? too much the egg head? why did he bow to that japanese emperor? why did he pick tim geithner to be his economic front man? why all of this dithering over afghanistan? and who thought it was a wonderful idea to bring the killers 9/11 to new york city? the media capital of the world to tell their story? is obama channeling adlai stevenson? and 46 years after the jfk assassination, sunday is the anniversary. we are still learning fascinating details in the frantic hours after the shooting. the author of a new book on the kennedy assassination joins u
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2009 6:00am EST
safe haven for al qaeda, where al qaeda with then plan attacks on the united states. that's all part of the process that the president will outline on tuesday from west point. >> there will be a timeline? will we know, look, if in three years these things aren't getting better, we're going to revisit. or is it we're revisiting every six months. or is there going to be some sort of timetable we'll hear from the president? >> you'll hear the president discuss some very specific benchmarks to measure our progress and to make sure that we understand, even as we go along, what we're doing and whether we're meeting the very lofty goals we ultimately set out. the president will understand -- i'm sorry. underscore for the american people this is not an open-ended conflict, that we will not be here forever. we have to pass these on to the afghans. it's their responsibility to secure their country. >> robert, is the president going to brief general mcchrystal in person in some form? is general mcchrystal going to be at west point on tuesday? should we expect to see that? >> we're trying to figure
MSNBC
Nov 23, 2009 5:00pm EST
choices that i have as a united states senator, and that you have working with the particular station that -- or network that you work for. that's the kind of health care reform that i think we would like to see. i have a bill that's drafted that i plan to offer as an amendment. as i mentioned, in my very first year in being in the senate, i had a bill on the floor that created the opportunity for millions of americans that have the choice of private, affordable quality health care. and that's where we would like to see this go. >> well, you know, the problem is, senator, that all these years of watching politics, i've been waiting for -- i think richard nixon tried to do something in '71, and nobody got behind it. you're right. he tried. the republicans in congress didn't do anything. we've had all this experience with republican rule over the years where nothing got even started on health care. there certainly wasn't a bill that was brought to the floor. you said to me, what would i say if the republicans had brought a health care reform bill to passage, where you had to get -- if you ha
MSNBC
Nov 25, 2009 5:00pm EST
plan attacks on the united states. >> will there be a timeline? will we know, look, if in three years things aren't getting better we are going to revisit or we are revisiting every six months or some sort of timetable we will hear from the president? >> you'll hear the president discuss some very specific benchmarks to measure our progress and make sure we understand even as we go along what we are doing and whether we are meeting the very lofty goals we ultimately set out. the president will underscore for the american people this is not an open ended conflict. we will not be here forever. we have to pass this on to the afghans. >> robert, is the president going to brief mcchrystal? is he going to be at west point? >> we are trying to figure out the logistics. general mcchrystal and iken berry are half a world away. suffice it to say before the president walks out at west point he will have walked general mcchrystal and ambassador ikenberry the orders for the mission going forward to secure afghanistan and ultimately transfer that responsibility back to the afghans. >> does th
MSNBC
Nov 30, 2009 5:00pm EST
not about the movie. this is about reality here. let me ask you. the president of the united states. one of the smartest presidents we have ever had, who was incredibly self controlled. he is very organized in everything he does in life. >> very disciplined. >> he must have said to rahm emanu emanuel, his chief of staff, so what happened the other night. and rahm emanuel's answer is, well, mr. president, that's generally handled by the east wing, by did he sayer ray rogers, the first lady's office. and he said i know all that, but what happened? this is the conversation that must have occurred, right? somebody at the buck stops here must have said what went wrong and somebody -- they keep buggi bucking the den and bucking the den and then buck it back up. right. >> who is in charge of security the night of the first state dinner? was it did he say ray rogers, the first lady, the chief of staff? who below the president was responsible for security that night? >> well, the secret service -- >> there is always a second layer. >> the special office is in charge of the list. they spend months
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